Written by Joe's family:
Betsy, I left you today January 16, 2016, I wish I could have stayed. We had an amazing life together and I know I will always be in your heart.
Our family included my brother Ron (Kathy) Dougherty and our children Becky Frank, Randy Martin, Cecil (Beth) B. Dougherty, III, Hope Pelkey, Teddy (Betty) Dougherty, their daughter and Joe's granddaughter Alyssa, Joseph J. Ruzomberka, and Katie (Scott) Cameron, their children and Joe's grandchildren Scott and Madison. Joe also has 7 more grandchildren Drew, Blythe, Christopher, Sydney, Evan, Tyee, and Madison Rose, as well as his four great-grandchildren. Cecil B. Dougherty, Sr. and Betty Kumpf Dougherty are my parents who preceded me in death. Joe was employed by the Duquesne Slag/LaFarge Corporation for forty years, as well as being Chairman of the Board for their DALU 1242 Union. A Celebration of Joe's life will be held January 23, 2016 at Joe's Bar, West Mifflin, PA 15122 from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM. Arrangements by the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles Borough.
Originally published January 21, 2016.